Painting Me Brand New ~ Haibun Thinking

Haibun Thinking: Week 8 – 10 March 2014

This week’s Haibun Thinking is “Freestyle” Week. This is to produce a Haibun with no prompt. After thinking about this, I felt this may not be helpful to everybody, so I decided that you can either use anything of your choice as a prompt, or if you have difficulty trying to get something to come to you, then you can use one of the prompts already used. I have included all six of the previous photos, art piece or quotes.


Me, I’m going to freestyle this one :). And… Go!

Deft touch, artist's brush

Deft touch, artist’s brush

Painting Me Brand New

Acceptance and grace in the face of the lie that I’ve been forced to live for almost two years. This was all that I’ve hoped for as I emerge from the slime that is the world he made for me.  It never crossed my mind that such a bright and beautiful soul could take notice of me among the many lovely people that surround him. I find it easier to face my face, when you take my shoulders, turning me to see how I’m reflected in the beauty and compassion of the bright, blazing light in your beautiful blue eyes.

Yet felt in every fibre
The essence of you

~ kei
13 March 2014


Description of the Haibun poetry form from Rays Web: The haibun is prose (or a prose poem) interleaved with one or more haiku.

12 thoughts on “Painting Me Brand New ~ Haibun Thinking

  1. I like how you have done that. The image and the Haibun knit together perfectly, with the story behind it being one of hope and renewals.

    Thank you for participating again, we appreciate it.


    • Thank you Al! I am trying very hard to embrace hope and renewal this year. Writing helps, smiles. Thank you for hosting, I really do enjoy this form and the different approachs people take with it.


      • It is amazing how people look at things and either take things from memory or make something up. Also, I like the inspiration people drag from the “freestyle” week.


  2. aloha Karin. i like work that makes me think. figure things out. and leaves me needing to read it again. and maybe still pondering as i drift on. like yours. very cool. aloha.


    • Aloha Rick. Yours may be one of the nicest compliments to my work that I’ve received. I’m so glad you took a moment to read and I hope you’ll pop back once in a while. ~ kei


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